Photo by Alex D'Addese

Rams come from behind for first win over Gaels

By Andrea Elliott
KINGSTON, Ont. - The Ryerson Rams women's hockey team erased a two-goal first period deficit to defeat the Queen's Gaels 4-3 on Saturday afternoon to register the first win over Queen's in program history.


Fourth year forward Blair Malthaner (Toronto) netted two goals and an assist to lead the Rams while linemate Danelle Im (Toronto) picked up her first points as a Ram with two assists.

The Queen's Gaels jumped out to a quick start on Saturday, netting the game's opening goal just 1:14 in. Addi Hallady was left alone in the slot and she buried a wrister to give the home side an early 1-0 lead.

The Gaels doubled their lead about ten minutes later when Emily Jukosky scored her first of two on the afternoon.

Not posting the start they wanted, Ryerson came out flying in the second and erased the two goal deficit on a pair of goals from Sarah McGilvray (Stouffville, Ont.) and Malthaner. The second came on a breakaway from a great stretch pass up the middle from defenceman Justine Johnson (Burnaby, B.C.) which Malthaner made no mistake with, roofing a shot over the shoulder of Gaels goalie Stephanie Pascal.

Knotted at twos heading into the third, Queen's broke the deadlock when they capitalized on a 5-on-3 advantage. Jukosky's second of the game gave the Gaels the lead but Ryerson bounced back quickly as Malthaner struck again less than two minutes later.

Rams leading scorer Kryshanda Green (Brampton, Ont.) scored the eventual game-winner midway through the third period and Ryerson buckled down defensively to hold on for the victory.

Sydney Authier (Wallaceburg, Ont.) picked up the win with 21 saves on the 24 shots she faced.

Ryerson improves to 2-1-3-2 on the season and the regulation win earned the Rams an important three points. The Rams are back in action this Thursday, November 17 when they visit the Laurier Golden Hawks in Waterloo.



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